Red light to Connelly
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The City of Greenville is finally getting red light cameras. Many thanks to our city leaders for going through the arduous process of gaining support from the city council, the county commissioners, the school board and the North Carolina General Assembly.
All of the fines paid by violators will go to the public schools. This is an important public safety initiative, but one of the candidates for mayor, P.J. Connelly, was unsupportive when this came before the city council.
On March 20, when the Greenville City Council put this program in place, Connelly voted against it. This is often the case with safety initiatives.
Fortunately, good things continue to happen in our fine city because Connelly is rarely able to find others to support his extreme positions.
Neither of these characteristics — extremism and an inability to effectively persuade others — are good qualifications for a mayor.
Tracie E. Gardner